Welcome to Bethel Park
Welcome to the official website of the Municipality of Bethel Park. Bethel Park is situated in the south hills of Pittsburgh, and is host to a diverse variety of housing, shopping and transportation needs. Please, browse our site to find out about all of the great services the Municipality of Bethel Park has to offer. Check back frequently to keep up to date with all of the latest events, programs and meetings going on in our community. Bethel Park is a great place to live in, shop at and visit.
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A Message from Joey Fabus' partner, Officer Tom Rigatti
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I must announce that my partner, Joey Fabus passed away on Wednesday evening. Joey was a true inspiration to the officers of the Bethel Park Police Department, my family, and me. Joey’s courage, determination, and loving nature made all of us realize just how lucky we really all are. I will miss Joey’s bright smile very much and it has been very difficult coming to terms with his passing. I truly was praying and hoping for a miracle and I believed it would happen until the end. I was fortunate and honored to have been a small part of Joey’s life. Joey inspired me in a way that is difficult to express in words and I will miss him very much.
On May 15, 2014, 8 year old Joey Fabus and his family were propelled into a world in which nobody wants to be a part; the world of cancer, experimental treatments, unwanted weight gain, pain and constant worry.
Joey was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DiPG), an inoperable brain tumor located in the most essential part of the brain, the brain stem. Considered rare, DiPG attacks approximately 300 children per year.
The survival rate? Zero.
Every child diagnosed with DiPG will die from DiPG , usually in less than a year.
Despite the wealth of this great nation, very little money is geared towards possible cures and/or better treatments for DiPG. Currently, the only treatment for DiPG is the same treatment the medical community has used for the past 30 years which is radiation of the tumor. Radiation does indeed shrink the tumor, but unfortunately, DiPG has an evil mind of its own. It comes back with vengeance.
On January 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, Joey Fabus died because of DiPG.
This should never have happened, not to Joey, not to those who died before him and not to any other child afflicted with DiPG.
The Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation began in honor of Joey Fabus, to let the world know what a great and kind person he was, how his smile changed the lives of many people who never even met him, and how his life, and his death, will never be forgotten.
We want the world to know about Joey and about every child with DiPG.
Our other purpose is to raise enough funds through several fundraisers throughout the year. Those funds will then be donated to successful DiPG research facilities around the world in the hopes that one day they will find a better treatment, and possibly a cure, for this awful disease.
With your help, we can do this.
Remain as you are.. Joey Strong.
This article is to let resident’s know that if you have a street light out in your neighborhood, you have several options to report it and get the street light fixed. Street lights are very important to the safety of our residents and it is important that the street lights get repaired in a timely fashion. If you notice a street light that is not working in your neighborhood, you can:
. Call your power company and report the light out. For First Energy (West Penn Power) call 1-800-720-3600 and for Duquesne Light call 412-281-4285
. You can go on the Municipal Website www.bethelpark.net , and go to the “Street Light” tab. After the police tab, you will select Traffic Division. At the bottom of the page is the link to report a street light out.
. You can report the outage to 412-833-2000 Please, only do this if you have done the first two and the light is still not fixed.
The information you will need to correctly report the outage is the closest address where the pole is located, and possibly the pole number which is located on the pole, visible from the road. Please try reporting the outage to the power company first. You are able to provide the information needed to get the repair work done the quickest. Street Lights are important to the safety of our community so please try to assist the police department in keeping them working properly.
Bethel Park Police Department